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Green Advocate

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    Rammed Earth: Creating a 500-Year House

    The rammed-earth construction technique is several thousand years old and is thought to have originated independently in both China, where original rammed-earth sections of the Great Wall are still standing,…

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    Technologies Take Priority

    This recently completed 2540-sq.-ft. one-and-a-half-story single-family home is something of an experiment in new technologies. Located in Everson, Washington, the Built Green−certified 5-star project features an advanced HVAC system for…

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    A Wood-Centric Build

    Matt O’Malia and the team at Maine-based GO Logic have been on the leading edge of prefab Passive House design and construction since gaining a strong foothold with their GO Home…

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    Building Against the Grain

    Steve Weise is trying to move the needle. A seasoned builder, first-time developer, and owner of Leading Force Energy & Design Center based in Yakima, Washington, he finds himself in…

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    Proof of Concept

    “Every good design solution solves at least two problems.” —Michael Klement, architect Marti and Tom Burbeck think about things like the shrinking Arctic ice cap, the global pandemic that is…

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    A Look at Low Carbon Homes

    “If you are building a house in 2019, all of the embodied energy gets burned this year, which means that all of the carbon associated with that embodied energy is…